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In the Shadows of the Master free pdf In the Shadows of the Master: Al-Mutanabbi's Legacy and the Quest for the Center in Fatimid and Andalusian Poetry offers original translations, analysis, and provides anecdotal and historical context for five important odes by four of the Arab world's most influential poets in the tenth and eleventh centuries C.E. These odes span the broad spectrum of the Arabic-speaking Middle East, starting with al-Mutanabbi at Sayf al-Dawlah's court in Aleppo (located in northern Syria), and concluding with Ibn Darraj al-Qastalli at the courts of al-Munsur and Mundhir b. Yahya in the Iberian Peninsula (Muslim Spain). The purpose of the book is to provide a contemporary analysis with a consistent application of a theoretical framework that will make these poems relevant for scholars and students of Arabic literature, but also for scholars and students of comparative literature as well. It examines both how poetic discourse formulates and articulates legitimacy claims in the court ceremonial, and how poetry is used to do things in a specific historical context.

About Majd Yaser Al-Mallah

Majd Al-Mallah received his PhD in Arabic and Comparative Literature from Indiana University, Bloomington. He currently teaches Arabic and Middle East Studies courses on civilization, culture, and literature at Grand Valley State University, located in Allendale, Michigan. His research focuses on classical Arabic poetry in the 10th and 11th centuries C.E. and Modern Arabic fiction He has published several articles on classical Arabic poetry and served as a reader for several scholarly journals, including the Journal of Arabic Literature and others. He co-edited a Dictionary of Literary Biography volume on twentieth-century Arab writers.

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Author : Majd Yaser Al-Mallah
Publisher : Berkshire Academic Press
Data Published : 24 August 2011
ISBN : 1907784071
EAN : 9781907784071
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 240 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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